Business Development Associate
Palm National - New York, NY

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We are a midtown Manhattan based finance group providing financing to small businesses throughout the United States.

The position requires no previous experience in the field and reports directly to the Managing Director of the company. The primary responsibility for this position is to assist the growth of our company through the acquisition of new clients. You will be specifically responsible to:

1. Expose the company and our services to associations, organizations and community groups to generate referral clients for our business;
2. Manage the internet marketing of the company through the internet (social media channels, blogs, etc.) to increase our market awareness and generate clients;
3. Research and recommend paid advertising options as well as identify lead generation (calling list) companies
4. Assist the Managing Director of the company

Generally, you will be:

  • following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
  • planning and preparing presentations
  • establishing and maintaining working relationships
  • communicating new product developments to prospective clients
  • developing marketing literature
  • administering business development relationships and writing reports
  • providing management with market feedback
  • performing personal assistant functions for the Managing Director

You will need to have:

  • good business sense
  • excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • good organizational and time-management skills
  • a positive attitude
  • good negotiation skills and persuasiveness
  • confidence presenting to large groups of people
  • initiative, enterprise and self-motivation
  • trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
  • a professional appearance and manner
  • a disposition to networking and meeting new people